Open Enrolloment 2001-2002: April 16-27
To help you evaluate your personal needs for the upcoming Open Enrollment,
listed below you will find a checklist. Please review these questions before
you receive your Open Enrollment materials. We hope you find this checklist
a useful tool.
Do I Need to Enroll?
If you're thinking about whether or not you should take advantage
of your once-a-year opportunity to make benefits changes, there are some
questions you should ask ...
|Are any of your eligible dependents full-time students between the ages
of 19 and 23? (Remember: You must certify your dependent's eligibility each
|Would you like to change your health plan?
|Do you want to make any changes to your dental plan?
|Do you want to sign up for or make changes to your vision coverage?
|Do you want to change or cancel your contribution to the Health Care or
Dependent Care Pre-Tax Expense Accounts this year?
|Do you wish to accelerate your Health Care or Dependent Care Pre-Tax Expense
Account contributions for the July 1, 2000-June 30, 2001 plan year?
|Do you need to change the current coverage for any eligible dependents?
|(Review your Personal Enrollment Form that will be included in your Open
Enrollment packet to see who's currently listed. Packets will be mailed
for receipt the week of April 9, 2001.)
If you've answered "yes" to any of these questions, you
should go through the enrollment process.
What if I Don't Enroll?
If you don't make any changes during this enrollment period, your
current coverages will continue. But there are some important things you
- Your current coverage will remain in place until next year's annual
enrollment, unless you have a qualifying life change event.
- Your Health Care and/or Dependent Care Pre-Tax Expense Account deduction
will automatically continue next year for the same amount. Contributions
currently being accelerated will be distributed evenly next year unless
you actively elect otherwise.
How Do I Enroll?
That depends on whether you plan to enroll or not. If you haven't
answered that question yet, see "Do I Need to Enroll?" Otherwise
- Make sure you read your enrollment guide (which you will receive the
week of April 9) and use the tools available to you on the Penn Web Site
- Review your Personal Enrollment Form (in your enrollment kit). This
statement shows your current elections and options, along with the dependent
information. If there are any errors, call 1-888-PENNBEN (1-888-736-6236).
- Locate your PIN in the upper-right corner of your Personal Enrollment
- Pick up the phone and call the Penn Benefits Center at 1-888-PENNBEN
(1-888-736-6236) or visit www.hr.upenn.edu/openenroll.
--Division of Human Resources
Almanac, Vol. 47, No. 27, March 27, 2001
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